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Pharmacy Technology


Help registered pharmacists prepare medications. There’s a growing demand for pharmacy techs as our population ages and new drugs go on the market every day.

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What is Pharmacy Technology?

The Pharmacy Technology program is a one or two-semester program ending with either an Entry Level Certificate in Pharmacy Technology or an Advanced Level Diploma in Pharmacy Technology. We are an ASHP accredited pharmacy technician training program. Its purpose is to prepare the student for a successful career as a pharmacy technician by:

  1. Providing didactic and laboratory experience to allow the student entry into the job market at a higher level of competency than on-the-job training can provide.
  2. Offering real experience during the externship process.
  3. Preparing students for the Pharmacy Technology Certification Board.
  4. Stressing the significance of comprehension, communication and skill based competency.

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Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

How to Schedule a Pre-Admissions Conference?

Currently, all preadmission conferences are being held virtually. Please email Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator, Laura Espinola.

Dates for virtual preadmission conferences for Spring 2022 will be announced in the Fall.

Prior to enrolling in PHA 150 or PHA 251, Pharmacy Experience (clinical), students are required to provide documentation of required immunizations, pass a criminal background check and complete the required drug screening.

Field Licensure Requirements

In addition to completing the program, students must past a national certification exam to become certified as a pharmacy technician. State licensure and testing may also be required by some states. Visit your state Board of Pharmacy site for individual state requirements. CPR certification at healthcare provider level, proof of immunizations, background checks, and drug screens are required after a student is admitted and prior to starting the first semester of the program.


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Length of Program

Please check the KCTCS Catalog for more information. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Laura Espinola, PharmD

Coordinator, Pharmacy Technology Program

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